Rory McIlroy Voted July PGA Tour Player of the Month Presented by Avis
PARSIPPANY, N.J. and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
-- PGA TOUR and Avis Car Rental announced today that Rory McIlroy has been
voted the July PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented by Avis. As the official
rental car company of the PGA TOUR, Avis will make a $50,000 contribution to
the Rory Foundation.
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In a fan decision on PGATOUR.COM, McIlroy outpolled Brian Harman, Angel
Cabrera and Tim Clark. The four were nominated by a panel of national media
for their performances during the month of July.
In his lone start in July, McIlroy claimed a wire-to-wire victory at The Open
Championship by two strokes over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler, joining Jack
Nicklaus andTiger Woodsas the only players to complete three legs of the
Grand Slam at the age of 25 or younger. With McIlroy's seventh career title,
he moved to 11^th in the FedExCup standings and No. 2 in the Official World
"Avis congratulates Rory McIlroy on being named PGA Tour Player of the Month
for July," said Jeannine Haas, chief marketing officer, North America, Avis
Budget Group. "His passion for the game is only equaled by his passion to help
children around the world. We're pleased to donate $50,000 to the Rory
The Rory Foundation was established in 2010 and supports a number of deserving
children's charities around the world.
"It is a real honor to be voted PGA TOUR Player of the Month for July, so
thanks to all those who took the time to vote," said McIlroy. "I had been
enjoying a good run of form and it all came together for me with my win at the
Open Championship at Hoylake. It really was very important for me to win my
home major. My special thanks also to Avis for the very welcome donation of
$50,000 to the Rory Foundation. This money really will change the lives of
many young people."
For more information or to vote for the PGA TOUR Player of the Month presented
by Avis, visit www.pgatour.com.
Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with
approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long
history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top
brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For
more information, visit www.avis.com.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA
TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA
TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.
The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver
substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back,
generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in
which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion
households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all
tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize
charitable giving. In 2013, tournaments across all Tours generated more than
$133 million for local and national charitable organizations and in early 2014
the TOUR's all-time charitable contributions surpassed $2 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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